Teen Obesity

By: Diana Youseftaha

The Rate Of Teen Obesity Is Increasing

Everyday the rate of teens all across the U.S is increasing. With all the fast food restaurants and electronic devices kids have been using it's really changing kids a lot. Instead of going outside most teens stay inside and use the computer for hours and hours on end.

Who Is To Blame?

I think that everyone shares part of the blame. It could be the teens, who have the choice to go outside but instead they spend it at home watching television. It could be the parents, who genetically gave there children this. And it could be the restaurant owners fault, because they are putting advertisements everywhere, so any teenager could find it.
It's not bad to put advertisements everywhere its just that they make everything seem so good and tasty, then when you buy it, it looks nothing like the real cheeseburger. Another problem is how convenient it is, if your driving home, almost every other street you pass you will see a fast food restaurant.
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Diseases That Can Come From Teen Obesity

Did you know that you can get diseases from teen obesity? There are some of the main ones like:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Liver Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Breathing Problems
  • And Certain Types Of Cancer

Some of these diseases can partially go away with treatment, others are more severe.

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Facts About Teen Obesity

  • Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
  • Fifteen percent of children between the ages of six and 19 are overweight.
  • Teenage is a crucial phase in an individual’s life. At this phase, the teenagers are mostly conscious of their looks.
  • People who eat fast food are more likely to become obese than people who don’t.
  • Obesity can lead to depression and anxiety.

Causes Of Teen Obesity

There can be many causes of teen obesity. It could be a genetic case that came from their parents, it could be just because of the teens' actions, or fast food industries could be for blame.
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